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About Us

Established in 1982, Pregnancy Center North is a nonprofit medical clinic serving women and their families by providing free pregnancy-related services and life-affirming pregnancy choices.

We are under the auspices of a licensed physician, our Medical Director. Our Registered Nurse is trained in performing Limited Obstetrical Ultrasounds.

We are governed by a local Board of Directors and supported by individuals, churches, and organizations. A registered 501(c)(3) organization, all donations are tax-deductible.

We are managed by professional staff members and operated by 25- plus trained volunteers who serve our center by providing counseling, educational instruction, office assistance, board of directorship, Hispanic language interpretation, donation sorting and event coordination.

We are affiliated with Heartbeat International, Maryland Coalition of Medical Pregnancy Centers and the National Institutes of Family Life Advocates (NIFLA).

We believe that giving women in unexpected pregnancies the tools to choose life will thereby make abortion unthinkable.

Volunteers

Over 25 people volunteer their services at Pregnancy Center North, in a variety of ways. They help sustain the center and provide much needed assistance in all programs. For information on volunteering click here.


Administrative Staff

  • Cindi Ritter - Executive Director
  • Amy Sullivan - Director of Development
  • Deborah Brocato - Administrative Assistant, Volunteer
  • Lisa Fitzhugh - Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteer
  • Denise Floyd - Bookkeeper, Volunteer
  • Dianne Bull, CPA - Accountant, Volunteer

Medical Team

  • Tom Brennan, M.D. - Medical Director
  • Katie Schmitz, RN - Nurse Manager
  • Nahid Gooya, RDMS - Sonographer

Advisory Board - Now forming




Mission

Pregnancy Center North, Inc. is medical faith-based nonprofit to assist women and their unborn children during and after untimely or distressful pregnancies. Encouraging a reverence for human life and human sexuality, the Center provides free services to women so that they can bring their babies to term and become responsible, loving and confident mothers.


History

Pregnancy Center North was founded in 1982 by two Catholic women who had a fervor for helping women in crisis pregnancies. Realizing that women needed a safe place to acquire the truth about abortion and alternatives thereof, Dee Silverman and Marilyn Szewczyk began Pregnancy Center Inc., which consisted of five centers all across Maryland from the eastern shore to as far west as Taneytown. They also began the Auburn Center 24-hour hotline. Helping women make healthy life-affirming decisions and avoid the violence of abortion, these pro-life activists braved the Post-Roe vs. Wade society as pioneers in the prolife pregnancy center arena.

Since 1982 tens of thousands of women have entered our doors receiving help, hope and healing. Our center has evolved into a medical facility offering more services and reaching new heights than ever imagined all those years ago.

Pregnancy Center North offers free services which include:

  • Pregnancy testing
  • Limited obstetric ultrasounds (for pregnancy confirmation & viability)
  • Options counseling with an emphasis on life affirming choices (parenting and adoption)
  • Referrals and resources to community agencies
  • Educational incentive program (prenatal, postpartum, parenting and life skills)
  • Material aid
  • Support groups
  • Post abortion healing
  • All services are also offered in Spanish

Today, we see approximately 800 women annually.

Our center is a place of hope. It’s a light in the darkness. It’s a judgment-free zone. A safe haven. We listen, we comfort, and we help remove the barriers that might lead a woman to choose abortion.

At Pregnancy Center North, women learn that abortion isn’t their only option; that they don’t have to choose between having a baby and finishing school; or having a baby and a career. They can have both. They also learn that if they aren’t ready for a baby, they can make an adoption plan and bless someone else’s life. At PCN, we believe that women deserve better than abortion.


Learn more about the lifesaving work we do at Pregnancy Center North.

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Get in Touch!

Address:
6805 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212


Contact Us:
info@pcnorth.org
410-337-2871